O.J. Simpson, the renowned football star who faced accusations and was eventually acquitted of the 1994 murders of his ex-wife and her friend, has passed away, as confirmed by his family. He was 76.


O.J Simpson was arrested on June 17, 1994. Credit: Kypros/Getty

“On April 10th, our father, Orenthal James Simpson, succumbed to his battle with cancer. He was surrounded by his children and grandchildren. During this time of transition, his family asks that you please respect their wishes for privacy and grace,” a statement from his family said.

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